Responsible for data protection laws, in particular the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is:

City of Forchheim, public corporation
represented by the lord mayor Uwe Kirschstein
Schulstraße 1 – 3
91301 Forchheim
Phone: 09191/714-0
Fax: 09191/714-206
Sales tax identification number: DE16SFO00000084071
Responsible supervisory authority: Landratsamt Forchheim, Am Streckerplatz 3, 91301 Forchheim

Editorial responsibility

Mr. Nico Cieslar
Kapellenstraße 16
91301 Forchheim
Phone 09191/714-338
Fax: 09191/714-206

Your rights as a person affected

You can exercise the following rights at any time under the contact details of our Data Protection Officer:

  • Information about your data stored by us and its processing (Art. 15 GDPR),
  • rectification of inaccurate personal data (Art. 16 GDPR),
  • deletion of your data stored by us (Art. 17 GDPR),
  • Restriction of data processing, provided that we are not yet allowed to delete your data due to legal obligations (Art. 18 GDPR),
  • Objection to the processing of your data with us (Art. 21 GDPR) and
  • Data portability, provided that you have consented to the data processing or have concluded a contract with us (Art. 20 GDPR).

If you have given us your consent, you can revoke it at any time with effect for the future.

You can complain to a supervisory authority at any time, e.g. to the competent supervisory authority of the state of your domicile or to the competent authority for us as the responsible authority.

A list of supervisory authorities (for the non-public sector) with address can be found at:

Collecting general information when visiting our website

Type and purpose of processing:

When you access our website, i.e. if you do not register or otherwise transmit information, information of a general nature is automatically collected. This information (server log files) includes, for example, the type of web browser, the operating system used, the domain name of your Internet service provider, your IP address and the like.

In particular, they are processed for the following purposes:

  • Ensuring a smooth connection of the website,
  • Ensuring the smooth use of our website,
  • Evaluation of system security and stability as well as
  • for other administrative purposes.

We do not use your information to draw conclusions about you. Information of this kind may be provided by us. statistically evaluated in order to optimize our website and the technology behind it.

Legal basis:

The processing is carried out in accordance with Article 6(6) of the 1 lit. f GDPR based on our legitimate interest in improving the stability and functionality of our website.


Recipients of the data may be technical service providers who act as processors for the operation and maintenance of our website.

Storage time:

The data will be deleted as soon as it is no longer necessary for the purpose of the collection. This is generally the case for the data used to provide the website when the respective session is finished.

Provision required or required:

The provision of the aforementioned personal data is not required by law or contract. Without the IP address, however, the service and functionality of our website is not guaranteed. In addition, individual services and services may not be available or restricted. For this reason, an objection is excluded.


Type and purpose of processing:

Like many other websites, we also use so-called “cookies”. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your end device (laptop, tablet, smartphone, etc.) when you visit our website.

This gives us certain data such as IP address, browser used and operating system.

Cookies cannot be used to start programs or transfer viruses to a computer. Based on the information contained in cookies, we can make navigation easier for you and enable our websites to be displayed correctly.

Under no circumstances will the data we collect be passed on to third parties or linked to personal data without your consent.

Of course, you can also view our website without cookies. Internet browsers are regularly set to accept cookies. In general, you can deactivate the use of cookies at any time via the settings of your browser. Please use the help functions of your internet browser to find out how you can change these settings. Please note that individual functions of our website may not work if you have deactivated the use of cookies.

Storage period and used cookies:

If you allow us to use cookies through your browser settings or consent, the following cookies can be used on our websites:


Essential cookies enable basic functions and are necessary for the proper functioning of the website.

External media

The content of video platforms and social media platforms is blocked by default. If cookies are accepted by external media, access to this content no longer requires manual consent.

Google Maps

NameGoogle Maps
PurposeUsed to unlock Google Maps content.
Privacy Policy
Cookie NameNID
Cookie Expiry6 Months

As far as these cookies can (also) relate to personal data, we will inform you in the following sections.

You can delete individual cookies or the entire cookie inventory via your browser settings. You will also receive information and instructions on how to delete these cookies or block their storage in advance. Depending on the provider of your browser, you will find the necessary information under the following links:


Type and purpose of processing:

The data you enter will be stored for the purpose of individual communication with you. This requires a valid e-mail address and your name. This is used to assign the request and then answer it. Specifying additional data is optional.

Legal basis:

The data entered in the contact form are processed on the basis of a legitimate interest (Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. f GDPR).

By providing the contact form, we would like to enable you to contact us in an uncomplicated manner. Your information will be stored for the purpose of processing the request as well as for possible follow-up questions.

If you contact us to request an offer, the data entered in the contact form will be processed for the implementation of pre-contractual measures (Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. b GDPR).


Recipients of the data may be processors.

Storage time:

Data will be deleted no later than 6 months after processing the request.

Insofar as a contractual relationship arises, we are subject to the statutory retention periods according to the German Commercial Code (HGB) and delete your data after the expiry of these periods.

Provision required or required:

Your personal data will be provided voluntarily. However, we can only process your request if you provide us with your name, e-mail address and the reason for the request.

Using Google Maps

Type and purpose of processing:

On this website we use the offer of Google Maps. Google Maps is operated by Google LLC, 1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA (hereinafter “Google”). This allows us to display interactive maps directly on the website and enable you to use the map function conveniently.

For more information about Google’s data processing, please refer to Google’s privacy policy. There you can also change your personal privacy settings in the Privacy Center.

Detailed instructions on how to manage your own data in connection with Google products can be found here.

Legal basis:

The legal basis for the integration of Google Maps and the associated data transfer to Google is your consent (Art. 6 sec. 1 lit. a GDPR).


By visiting the website, Google receives information that you have accessed the corresponding subpage of our website. This is done regardless of whether Google provides a user account through which you are logged in or whether there is no user account. If you are logged in to Google, your data will be mapped directly to your account.

If you do not want the assignment in your profile on Google, you must log out of Google before activating the button. Google stores your data as user profiles and uses it for the purposes of advertising, market research and/or customizing the design of its website. Such an evaluation is carried out in particular (even for unlogged users) for the provision of demand-oriented advertising and in order to inform other users of the social network about your activities on our website. You have a right to object to the creation of these user profiles, and you must contact Google to exercise this.

Storage time:

We do not collect any personal data through the integration of Google Maps.

Third country transfer:

Google processes your data in the United States and has submitted to the EU_US Privacy Shield

Withdrawal of consent:

If you do not want Google to collect, process or use data about you via our website, you can disable JavaScript in your browser settings. In this case, however, you may not use our website or use it only to a limited extent.

Provision required or required:

The provision of your personal data is voluntary, solely on the basis of your consent. If you prevent access, this may result in functional limitations on the website.

SSL encryption

In order to protect the security of your data during transmission, we use the state-of-the-art encryption method (e.g. SSL) over HTTPS.

Employed processor

The following organisations, companies or persons have been commissioned by the operator of this website to process data:

Mediendesign Benjamin Strüh
Brunnenplatz 5
96117 Memmelsdorf, OT Meedensdorf

Phone: 09505 4509617
Mobile: 0151 11507607

Changing our privacy policy

We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy to ensure that it always complies with current legal requirements or to implement changes to our services in the Privacy Policy, e.g. when introducing new services. The new data protection declaration will apply to your new visit.

Questions to the Data Protection Supervisor

If you have any questions regarding data protection at the city of Forchheim, please contact our Data Protection officer:

Mrs. Will
Schulstr. 2
91301 Forchheim
Phone: 09191/714-261
Fax: 09191/714-11261

Bavarian National Commissioner for Data protection

For more information on the subject of data protection, please go to
Bavarian National Commissioner for Data Protection (BayLfD),
Phone: 089/212672-0
Fax: 089/212672-50

The data protection declaration was created with the help of activeMind AG, the expert for external data protection officers (version #2019-04-10).